Effect of Preoperative Nursing Intervention on Postoperative Outcome among Septoplasty Surgery Patient

Document Type : Original Article


1 BSc of nursing

2 Professor of Medical Surgical Nursing, Faculty of Nursing- Mansoura University

3 medical surgical nursing, faculty of nursing. Mansoura university


Background: A deviated nasal septum can result in a number of adverse health consequences. Septoplasty is
surgery inside the nose to straighten a deviated septum. The importance of caring within the field of nursing is significant
in the overall health outcome of a patient. Aim: Evaluate the effect of preoperative nursing intervention on postoperative
outcome among septoplasty surgery patients. Method: The study was carried out at the nose, ear, throat and
maxillofacial unit and outpatient’s clinics in Specialized Medical Hospital affiliated to Mansoura University Hospitals. A
purposive sample of 60 patients were enrolled and studied by structured interview questionnaire which included
demographic data sheet, health relevant data sheet and Sino-Nasal Outcome Test (SNOT-22). Results: The study
reported that there was no statistically significant difference between study and control group pre intervention, where (pvalue
>0.05). Post intervention, according to Sino-Nasal Outcome Test score, (26.7%) of study group compared to
(63.3%) of control group have sever nasal problems. Conclusion: preoperative nursing intervention is an important
aspect in patients care and can guide health care staff to save the patients from long term chronic complications
associated with septoplasty.